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Second LinkSCEEM Thematic Workshop for Climate Research

The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of The Cyprus Institute (CyI) in collaboration with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (FZJ/JSC), Germany and Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) organised a 3-day Thematic Workshop for Climate Research on 9-11 October 2012. The workshop was part of the LinkSCEEM-2 project and it took place at CyI’s premises in Nicosia, Cyprus.

LinkSCEEM-2 aims at the establishment of a High Performance Computing (HPC) eco-system in the Eastern Mediterranean region by interlinking and coordinating regional computing, storage and visualization resources to form an integrated e-infrastructure. The main objective is to enable scientific research in the region by engaging and supporting research communities with an initial emphasis in the fields of climate research, digital cultural heritage and synchrotron radiation applications. To achieve its mission, the project will link e-resources, provide user support and training, carry out targeted networking activities, and develop and implement a well-structured HPC resource allocation mechanism.

The workshop targeted young researchers from the region and addressed topics such as Introductory Atmospheric Chemistry, and History of the Atmosphere, Troposphere and Stratosphere, all followed by demonstrations. Furthermore, lectures related to Aerosols and Chemistry Climate Modelling were conducted. The workshop was attended by scientists and researchers from various countries including Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Cyprus.

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